A player receives a victory point for every battle won by his armies and loses a victory point for every battle lost by his armies. A player also receives victory points for taking control of an region. The number of victory points depends on the scenario being played.
The number of victory points awarded for each region is randomly set at start of the game.
In the historical scenarios, Major countries control some regions at the beginning of the game; but they have no victory points. All scores are set at zero before play begins. However, if as a Major country, you lose control of an region you held at the start, points will be deducted from your score. (Note: The computer will not display a negative victory point total.)
If you should gain control again, then you will be awarded the victory points just as you would be for gaining control of any other region.